Local Business Spotlight – Kitty Hawk Kites

Forty years later and Kitty Hawk Kites is still going strong! If there is such a thing as a homegrown retail chain on the Outer Banks, it would have to be Kitty Hawk Kites. From their first location in Nags Head … Continue reading

Outer Banks Mexican Eateries

Something about Mexican food always seems perfect for family gatherings. In keeping with our Carolina Designs tradition of highlighting various Outer Banks restaurants, we thought a description of the best Mexican eateries from Corolla to Manteo was in order. Some … Continue reading

Otters, Sea Turtles and Dinosaurs… Oh My!

The North Carolina Aquarium has two locations on the Outer Banks—Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, which gets all the press because it juts an impressive 1,000 feet into the Atlantic Ocean, and the aquarium on Roanoke Island. Jennette’s Pier is … Continue reading

First Family of Food – Pok’s Art

If we could name a first family of the Outer Banks restaurant scene, it would be the family that owns the Thai Room in Kill Devil Hills. This comes to the forefront because Chef Pok, who has been with the … Continue reading

Outer Banks, Off the Beaten Path

One of the more remarkable characteristics of the Outer Banks is how varied to terrain is. Known as a beach resort, the rolling hills-actually relict sand dunes-and steep banks along the soundside are a surprising find for many visitors. Tucked … Continue reading